Vice President and Director of Poverty, Gender and Youth, The Population Council
Ann Blanc joined the Population Council in 2011 as vice president and director of the Poverty, Gender, and Youth program. Prior to joining the Council Blanc was director of the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. From 2005 to 2009, she was a program officer in the Population and Reproductive Health Program at The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Earlier, she served as senior evaluation analyst for the MEASURE/Evaluation Project at Macro International and held various positions at the Demographic and Health Surveys Program. Blanc has published widely on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, maternal health, gender and power dynamics, and fertility patterns. She received a Ph.D. in sociology and demography from Princeton University in 1985.